Vorpal

Vorpal has been my passion since 2011. Here’s the teaser:

Vorpal is the finest assassin in the Nine Systems carrying out the most complex, dangerous jobs for her masters, the Holy Order of the Long Rifle. When a routine assassination attempt goes wrong, she must flee, suspecting she is being hunted – but by who? Meanwhile, a crippling, strange vision of the past blots her thoughts, with images and people she’s never seen, and wonders what this memory might represent. Her cover as a skilled but discreet art dealer helps her serve an iron-fisted shadow government whose power players wage a quiet war against one another. Set against a cornucopia of planets, races and societies, with an epicenter in the heart of New Orleans, Vorpal and her smart-aleck drone ARGO must find the answers while evading pursuers and carrying out her mission! Published by Atomic Bazooka Studios.

The first book in the series is Vorpal: Shoot Between Heartbeats available in print and digital now. The second book of the series is Vorpal: Your Sins be as Scarlet and will be available in December 2017.

A new website here will highlight the years’-long journey to write, pencil, ink, color and letter 54 pages of comic books. Should be available December 2017.

Reviews for Vorpal #1:

The art in Vorpal is reminiscent of vintage Heavy Metal comics: dark, bold, and retro. While the reader sees a lot of Vorpal’s curves (are there no sweatpants in the future?), it’s a compelling design, and it matches the cinematic storyline. Beth could easily imagine this as an action movie in the style of Paul Verhoeven.

— Sophie Brown, GeekDad.com

 “… the first issue itself has just the right mix of exciting scenes and unanswered questions to get comic book readers interested. Starting with the titular assassin high in the clouds, reciting a poem to herself as she prepares to gun down a high-powered official, Vorpal immediately establishes a cinematic feel that pervades every panel and page of the story. The world building is engrossing, the characters interesting and mysterious, and the art impressive in its deference to classic comic styles. One page, which places five tall panels side-by-side as Vorpal tumbles from the city of clouds into endless nothingness, is particularly stunning.”

— Craig Manning, Independent Publisher